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at the gas pump this year? well, get ready to add insult to injury. at the time, california drivers were told that the price spikes were necessary to make up for refinery outages. but cbs 5 reporter grace lee found out that we may have been fooled. grace. >> reporter: dana, that is a possibility but we're not sure. that's one reason why they had a special senate committee hearing today and invited a research group that specializes in energy pricing and what they found was after months of research, they could not explain why we had those gas price hikes in may and in october. that's the mystery there. they can't explain it. but it did cost californians in october about $1 billion. >> reporter: when prices spiked at the gas station the 7 gas companies in california said it's not our fault. instead, they blamed accidents like the chevron refinery fire or unexpected maintenance problems. but the biggest price spikes were in may and october. that's months before and after the chevron fire in august. >> we have seen shifts in price of gasoline. >> reporter: it's one of the reason senator mark leno
tuman, thank you. >>> well, california reached an all-time high of 18.2 million registered voters in the last week. a field poll estimate says voter turnout would reach 70% yesterday nationwide voter turnout was lighter than in 2008 but polls in virginia and florida had to stay open late to accommodate long lines of voters. >> i have to tell you that i voted in a garage yesterday. >> i know you did. >> it was a first. i had never even heard of that, lawrence. >> that's what we do in california, michelle. wherever we need to vote, that's where we go. it was a great day yesterday but what changes we're seeing this morning! low clouds and fog have swept back onshore. the sea breeeze is kicking in so temperatures will be a whole lot different outside today. we have some dense fog out there, as well. so watch out for that. a little misty at the coastline. some fog made its way inside the bay as well, some dense fog showing up in some of the north bay valleys. 54 degrees now in san francisco. 57 in san jose. 51 in santa rosa. high pressure now giving way to that trough that's sitting al
this event because of the so-called letter. california penal code states a registered sex offender is allowed on school property if they have written permission from a school official. in this case if the letter is a fake, gurries will face charges. in san jose, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> cbs 5 reached out to the catholic diocese of san jose for comment. our calls have not been returned. >>> two women in marin county managed to tight off an armed intruder -- to fight off an armed intruder. the suspect may have stab wounds to his chest. police say the man broke into a san ra figure apartment tuesday night. one victim grabbed the suspect and turned the knife on him. police are looking at nearby hospitals for someone who is seeking medical attention for stab wounds. >>> congress wants to know could last month's attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi be prevented and was there a cover-up? members of the president's national security team are answering questions now on capitol hill. danielle nottingham has the latest. >> reporter: lawmakers are looking for answers about the september 11th attacks
to california's victim compensation program. >> it's when children and youth access treatment services and supportive services they get better. and the earlier that we reach these children, the better it is. >> all services are free and confidential and they are available in several languages. >>> a house cleaner is accused of stealing from bay area homeowners who hired her. palo alto police say martha quintero ramirez stole things including a wedding ring, cash and prescription drugs from at least two homes that she cleans. police say that anyone who hired the suspect should check to see if they are missing anything. >>> from jaywalking to drinking in public, a city in the north bay is cracking down on minor crime. police there made dozens of misdemeanor arrests in the past month alone. cbs 5 reporter don ford on the real reason behind the quality of life initiative. >> reporter: san rafael's small town atmosphere is looking like big city streets these days. >> marin is a good place to be homeless. they take care of you. we eat here. we sit at the church. >> reporter: and residents li
hit him in the head with a bottle near oakland's courtyard marriott hotel. >>> now that california voters have rejected a plan to end the death penalty there's a push in the opposite direction. a growing number of prosecutors and law enforcement officials is lobbying the state to resume executions. they point to the defeat the proposition that would have scrapped the death penalty. the state currently has 725 death row inmates, 14 of them have exhausted their appeals process. >>> you could see the smoke across the bay area when the refinery fire erupted. how chevron is asking neighbors to think about the possibility of a next time. >> and a hands-on lesson in the fascinating and delicious world of mollusks. how these are laying the groundwork for a new generation of san francisco bay oysters. ,,,, ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing a brand new medicare prescription drug plan. it's called the aarp medicarerx saver plus plan from unitedhealthcare. and it's for people who want the lowest part d premium in the united states... only $15 a month. and copays could be as low as a dollar. s
going to talk about california's fiscal future. jerry hill is going to join us live in studio. >> is this surplus everyone has been talking about that real. >>> first, the top of the news, the apology from the bishop at san jose. that's after a sex offender was able to volunteer at a school festival. >> the question is how he got written permission. prick permission -- patrick mcgraph said he's deeply troubled and apologizes that this policy was not followed. the man at the center of the controversy is mark christopher guri. he's only allowed on campus with written permission from a school official. well, he was identified there by a parent. sheriff lori smith is going to be at that school on tuesday to meet with concerned parents. new this morning, a man was shot to death during a robbery. it happened last night on ivy drive. the man was sitting in a car with his wife when at least two people approached them. one of them shot the man to death. the wife is okay. the suspects ran away with her purse. so far no arrests have been made. this is the second murder of the year. >> fr
measure that would raise taxes to benefit california's schools. the biggest backer of prop 38 was civil rights attorney molly munger. she spent at least $20 million on the yes on 38 campaign. >>> 6:10 now. an attempt to repeal california's death penalty law was narrowly rejected by the voters yesterday with just 6% of ballots unaccounted for right now. 53% of the state voters oppose prop 34. the ballot measure would have wiped out the largest death row population in the country. but while prop 34 appears destined for defeat, some activists are finding a silver lining in all of this. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is outside san quentin state prison in marin county with the encouraging signs some death penalty opponents are seeing today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's because now the death penalty is back on the talking table because this is the first time in 30 years we have seen a statewide vote on whether or not to keep the death penalty. now, the measure would have replaced the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of parole. this would convert
share. >> hey, get in the game, right? california's going to. when you can start playing powerball and who is going to winnow matter who gets the jackpot. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, state. the upgraded status recognis 's borders >>> the united nations has overwhelmingly granted the palestinians recognition as a state. the upgraded status recognizes the palestinian state's borders before israel took land from them in 1957. it also gives the palestinians access to the international criminal court where they could file war crime charges against israel. palestinian president mahmoud abbas made his case for statehood to the united nations. >> palestine comes today to the general assembly because it believes in peace and because its people have proven in past days are in desperate need of it. >> the u.s. sides with israel saying direct talks is the only way to achieve peace. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton called the vote unfortunate and counterproductive. >>> for some, it is the end of an era and others, the end of a battle. after four decades a northern california oyster farm will be shu
strength. reporting in lower manhattan, vinita nair. >> air force bases in california are coordinating a massive airlift to help with hurricane relief efforts. today a giant c-5 cargo plane took off from travis air force base. the plane joined others from southern california carrying utility trucks and relief supplies. more from the disaster zone coming up on the "cbs evening news with scott pelley." >>> well, one city in the east bay is trying to tax sodas to combat obesity. if the initiative passes it will be the first in the nation but not everyone thinks it's a good idea. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman with reaction on the new controversial measure. mike. >>> reporter: well, allen, this coca-cola may as well have a bull's eye on it but it's not just coca-cola. some kinds of chocolate milk, orange juice, anything with add sugar or high fructose corn syrup. they want to tax it. >> reporter: a little red wagon carrying 40 pounds of sugar has captured national attention in richmond. >> 40 pounds is the amount of sugar that each of richmond's children take in just from sodas alone every y
pepper dine california business roundtable poll it shows similar trends among the props that we just featured here including that reversal of support for proposition 37, the labeling of gmos and this could be an indication that it is in trouble. allen? >> thank you, grace lee. >>> thousands of bay area nurses are planning to walk off the job tomorrow. they say it is a fight for their survival. cbs 5 reporter john ramos tells us the advantage nurses say they have to get management to listen. >> reporter: at their union office in downtown oakland, nurses are gearing up for a one- day strike tomorrow morning at seven bay area sutter healthcare hospital. >> we are going to have yet another strike against sutter. >> reporter: if this all sounds familiar maybe it's because they did the same thing in july. and june. and may. in fact, if you count the hospitals individually there have been more than 70 work stoppages in the past two years. >> for the nurses it's going to be whatever it takes as long as it takes. there's no -- this isn't a game for the nurses. this is life and death. >> repo
for education at stake in california. what the latest polls are showing about voter support. >> more on today's parade of champions. why some fans witnessed a surprising restart. ,,,,,, now just six days away... it now appears california vs are making up their minds on some of the mo >>> campaign 2012 election day now just six days away. and it now appears california voters are making up their minds on some of the most talked-about propositions. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee gives us the low down. >> reporter: this is the last poll we expect from surveyusa before election day. so what do we find? a lot of unsure voters have been making decisions and now it looks like this is really affected which props and which ones will die. >> say good morning, everybody. >> good morning. >> reporter: governor brown has made it his personal mission to get proposition 30 passed racing state income tax for those more than $250,000 a year funneling six billion dollars into schools and universities and support may be rising. it needs more than 50% to win. three weeks ago only 45% of voters said yes and th
california men are behind bars accused of plotting to join al qaeda and kill americans. suspects range in age from 21 to 34, all arrested in l.a. they each will face 15 years in prison. >> it's 6:08. let's check weather. >> the rain is coming. >> we have the holidays around the corner now. we want to clear things out. i think we'll do that. but right now we are seeing showers outside. hi-def doppler showing most of that moisture located in the north bay. we have had about a third of an inch in the santa rosa area already more than that over some of the mountaintops. but some of it spreading south a couple of sprinkles along the peninsula so watch out for that. most of the activity so far located to the north and most of it just some warm frontal moisture. the cold front still hung up to the north has a ways to go before it gets here bringing more substantial rainfall. you can see though the cold front located here in northern california will drop into the bay area but keep that umbrella handy today. you may need it and probably by the afternoon more so especially in the north bay. outside tho
today, people here have heard that there are utility trucks being flown in from california on military aircraft. and they are actually quite happy to hear that the cavalry is coming. live in stafford township, i'm alison harmelin, dana, back to you. >> thank you. >>> as she just touched on in her story, we want to expand on. in new york, tempers are flaring as people try to get on with their lives because gasoline is hard to get. there's no power in many areas to keep the pumps working. and some lines are three hours long. buses resumed service today and were crammed tight. crews are work overtime to pump water out of the city and some subway tunnels flooded since sandy hit. >> think about it this way. water is water. we take pumps, we pump it out, and put it back where it came from and hopefully it's gone in a few days. >> new york's power company says it is on track to restore power to a quarter million homes in manhattan by saturday. >>> air force bases in california coordinating a massive airlift to help with hurricane relief efforts. today a c-17 cargo plane took off from travis a
and for california. >>> we're not going to see the $5.5 billion of cutbacks to k- 12. >>> reporter: educators however say there's still more to be done. >> it wasn't about piling a bunch of new money on schools saying we are going to make new investments. it was about stopping the cuts. >> reporter: and let's not forget, the state still faces a $32 billion wall of debt from past borrowing. >> you have to make sure over the next few years that we pay our bills we invest in the right programs but we don't have the latest spending binges like we did in the days where you had the dot-com boom. >> reporter: the other news out of the election, the first time since 1933 the ruling party in this case the democrats may have won enough seats in the legislature to pass taxes without any republican support. >> i certainly don't intend to suggest to my colleagues that the first thing we do with our new powers is to go out and seek to raise more taxes. >> reporter: still, the governor conceded that there could be pressure put on him to restore past cuts to health, welfare and education. >> i have always said the o
. the four from southern california were planning to board a plane to afghanistan on sunday. the fbi raided their homes two days before the flight. neighbors watched the takedown as it happened. >> two to four fbis i'm freaking out and they have a sledgehammer a pry bar i'm like they have armor on. >> a preliminary hearing has been set for some of the suspects in two weeks. >>> should you have the right to bare all? the new rules on whether you can walk around naked in public. >> new meaning to sound sleep. how listening to certain tones may be the answer to sleepless nights. >> then engineering feat. the bay bridge's major milestone. what in bridge can do that no other can. ,, ,,,, successfully transfe n bridge deck to >>> the new eastern span of the bay bridge just reached a major milestone. workers successfully transferred the 35,000 tonbridge deck to the new suspension cable system. it took three months but the weight of the bridge is now supported by a single one-mile- long cable. the $6.3 billion span is on track to open labor day next year. >>> to bare or not to bare? that was the qu
, illinois, california, and new york, the democrats are going to pick up 104 electoral college there and they did nothing there except go there for fund-raisers. that just shows you how sure we have of these states that are so blue and so red. but it's those nine states that we're talking about. that's what it's going to come down to, those nine battleground states and they are all-- with the possible exception of ohio-- all within the margin of error right now. >> pelley: norah, what do you see going into election tonight? >> one of the things i think is interesting is how much of the country has voted today before election day, the so-called early vote. it's been growing over the years. today we've seen more than 30 million people have turned out at the polls. interestingly enough, scott, the battleground state where this early vote has turned out. look at this. colorado, 77% has already voted. nevada. 72%. north carolina, 63% has already voted. in florida 53%. iowa 44%. and ohio 31%. john dickerson and i were talking about this earlier today. we could have most of the result
in california. three suspects have been arrested and more arrests are expected. officers say the dmt being processed could have sold for tens of thousands of dollars. >>> in his first address since election takes into president obama will urge lawmakers to work together to prevent the you havees from falling off the "fiscal cliff." the speech will begin in a few hours. if congressional democrats and republicans don't reach a budget deal by year's end, bush- era tax cuts will expire and deep across the board spending cuts will kick in. for now, vice president joe biden and many others in washington are expressing confidence that can be avoided. >> we're not going over the cliff. we're determined not t go over the cliff. >> the cbo says it would send the unemployment rate above 9% next year. >>> new york police are enforcing new rules at gas stations this morning. it's a new fuel rationing plan designed to let people fill up their cars every other day depending on the last number on their license plates. new york mayor michael bloomberg says the move will ease the fuel crunch as shortages ar
: paragon outlets opened just two weeks ago. it's the first to open in california in the past 11 years. leaders expect it to reach full capacity today. shot earlier in chopper 5, parking lot are full, shoppers in full force really trying to cash in on those big deals. we are told the best time to come to paragon outlet mall is now. there is a little on at this point in time. if you are looking for less traffic or people inside the stores, this is the best time to come because it will get full and again, they are expected to reach full capacity today. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> j.c. penney says thanksgiving is forgiving thanks not standing in line. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington reports. j.c. penney just opened but that's hours after some other stores. >> reporter: that's right. it opened at 5 a.m. many others opened at 6 a.m. so much later than what we have been seeing with many of their competitors. some even opened yesterday thanksgiving day to offer shoppers some deals. the reason is j.c. penney said it didn't want to overlap into thanksgiving and that customers should not have as
. and again, we're asking you and your group to leave. >> no. >> california law gives us the right to talk to customers and handle in front of the stores. >> if you don't leave, we will get the police involved. >> reporter: organizers are calling for walmart to improve employee wages and working conditions. other walmarts targeted today include the richmond and fairfield stores as well as the story road location in east san jose. >>> thanks for coming by channel 5 this morning, by the way. it's 5:06. let's get the latest look at weather and traffic. we are going to begin with the lady who is dressed appropriately. >> very good. it's actually navy, brian. >> looks black to me. >> it's dark. [ laughter ] >>> black friday so we're hoping the commute is not going to be a bad one. actually it's looking okay right now. this is our one incident that we had earlier this morning. northbound 680 approaching landess avenue. we had a traffic light down in the road but all lanes are free and clear on northbound 680 so it's cruising through milpitas. live look at 880, people may be heading towards area
with local hospitals. california nurses association plans to strike against hospitals run by sutter health and the hospital corporation of america. it will be the second strike this month. >>> new this morning, thousands of needy families in the south bay are getting help with their thanksgiving mills. sacred heart community service is handing out thanksgiving food boxes today to those who signed up for the meals. 4,000 families are in line for the assistance. >>> the need is greater than ever and we need your help to feed families for the holidays. cbs 5 is kicking off our annual "food for bay area families" holiday drive. if you want to give, go to cbssf.com/food or check out the easy way to donate with whole foods grab and give program. >>> black friday of course still four days away but people already pitching tents and lining up for a chance to grab early deals. unbelievable. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is over at a best buy in pinole camping out. >> reporter: i can't believe it either. if i'm cold in this live shot i can't imagine for these die- hard shoppers what it's like. they ha
dmt lab found in california. three suspects were arrested and more arrests are expected. officers say the dmt being processed could have sold for tens of thousands of dollars. >>> in his first address since his re-election president obama will urge lawmakers to work together and prevent that so- called "fiscal cliff." mr. obama set to deliver a speech later this morning. if congressional democrats and the republicans don't reach a budget deal by year's end the bush-era tax cuts will expire and deep across-the-board cuts will kick in. vice president joe biden and others in washington are expressing confidence it can be avoided. >> we're not going over the cliff. we're determined not to go over the cliff. i think better heads will prevail. >> let's hope so. the congressional budget office predicts the "fiscal cliff" would send the unemployment rate skyrocketing above 9% next year. >>> time now is 5:11. forget black friday. which retailers want to get you in the door on thanksgiving. >> plus, creepy or totally natural? the breast-feeding babydol that has some parents outraged. coming up.
analysts office, california now faces a much smaller deficit of $1.9 billion for the next fiscal year which ends in july. we could even see surpluses by 2014 a big change from the deficit projected this year. it counts increased revenues by prop 30 approved by voters last week. >>> jerry brown risked his political future pushing for prop 30 but has been scrambling this week trying to avoid voter backlash. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee on how he has gone all out to prevent ill-timed tuition hikes. >> reporter: the governor was front and center in the days leading up to the election. he had his hand out saying we need billions of dollars for schools and for our universities saying we need that or else. so with voters consenting to increased taxes just last week those tuition hikes could really have been a political embarrassment for the governor. >> we have some breathing room. proposition 30 gives significant revenue over 7 years. >> reporter: and that means no tuition increases for uc students at least for now. it's a small victory for the governor after the csu board made a similar mo
. more on that and a reward being offered to anyone with information. ,,,,,, for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. to a tastier festive feast. so much to sip and savor, a feeding frenzy to say the least. a turkey from safeway will have everyone raving. there's fresh, natural, frozen, whatever you're craving. spend 25 dollars and a frozen safeway turkey is 59 cents a pound. or spend 25 dollars and get a fresh safeway select turkey for 99 cents a pound. so raise your glass, pull up a chair, grab a plate. this tastier thanksgiving is well worth the wait. safeway. ingredients for life. >>> violence rages on between israelis and palestinians. >> the explosions continued here in g
side. still some showers in far northern california and oregon if you're headed in that direction so watch out for that. this whole trough is going to dig along the west coast and a major change in the weather pattern as we get to friday and the weekend. the rain line is going it stay north. we're going to be nice and dry. the temperature is going to be mild by the afternoon. anyone coming in looking nice today. mostly clear skies. temperatures in the 60s armed the country. not -- around the country. 48 and chilly in denver. rain could cause delays in toward new york. around the bay area, temperatures in the 60s and almost 70 in morgan hill. 68 in sunnyvale, and east bay temperatures in the 60s. upper 60s in pleasanton and livermore and inside the bay, planning on sunshine there and enjoying the numbers moving to 67 degrees in oakland and 65 in san francisco. the next couple l of days, a -- couple of days a little bit warmer and by friday a chance of showers staying unsettled into saturday. a much colder storm moving in come sunday. that's the latest forecast guys back to you. >>> th
to do that, that's what it boils down to. >> reporter: the bone is now head back to california where it will be tested here. investigators hope the results will come out within a month. maybe then a mother can find closure and finally put her daughter to rest. in hayward, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> still ahead, they are supposed to be the biggest deals of the year. but could you save more money by shopping today instead of black friday? we're going to break down what's really a steal and what's not. >> plus, could where you work increase your risk of getting breast cancer? the jobs that women may want to avoid. >> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the cbs 5 weather center. so far so dry around the bay area today. lots of snow in the high country. and there's more on the way. maybe some rain here, too. we'll talk about that coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, snack afterall.. the company is in bankruptsy court today.. asking for permission to liquidate its assets and go out of busine. that could mean its most por will go up for sa >>> some good news. i may not have to hoard hostess snac
pressure the tail end of it here right there sideswipes the northwestern section of the state of california. you can see it right there. that's why we're going to be wet again tonight. this translates into snow into the highest elevations of the tahoe area. but watch our futurecast. bam, right there, it places that cold front stretched right across the central bay about 8:00 tonight. and then there's that low i was alluding to with more scattered showers for sunday morning. the bul of the day will be dry. rainfall amounts another quarter inch throughout the san francisco area. higher amounts north of the golden gate bridge. perhaps a third of an inch of rain in downtown san jose. this means snow in the high sierra. winter weather advisory in effect until 10:00 tomorrow morning. and then it moves on over to a snow-rain mix by monday. tomorrow's temperatures 50s and 60s everywhere, flat winds out of the south at 5. 61 degrees in concord. 62 degrees in santa rosa. here is your seven-day forecast. we call for mostly cloudy skies each day monday through that getaway wednesday. now, even though i
have been injured in a crash involving two police helicopters in southern california. this happened at the pasadena police department in altadena. the injuries are said to be minor. the victims are being evaluated at a hospital. it's believed they are all police department employees. >>> well, shortly after the coast guard called off its search for two workers missing after an oil platform fire, hired divers found a body near the sight. the fire that erupted sent an ominous black plume into the area. the fire broke out while workers were using a torch to cut an oil line. at least four workers were severely burned. >> something like this happens, it tears at everyone's heart. and, you know, it's just a horrible day. first and foremost, we've gotta take care of those involved. >> two men remain in critical season, while two others are in serious condition. >>> in an age where we seemingly have too much information, here comes a whole lot more. how your government is opening up the floodgates, for better or for worse. >>> and the photo that set the internet on fire today, a golden mome
party on the university of southern california campus. four people were wounded and two people have been detained. officials shut down the campus and urged students to stay indoo indoors. hours later they gave the all clear. >>> philadelphia enquirer reports jerry sandusky has been transferred to the maximum security prison that houses most of pennsylvania's death row inmates. former penn state football coach is serving a 30-year sentence for child molestation. >>> major step toward personalized medicine. researchers say they have >>> if you are just getting up we have some cloudy skies, the rain continues to fall in parts of the bay area. as you head toward the south bay, it is very gloomy early on. the showers continuing in that direction. hi-def doppler is picking up the rainfall this morning. it is shifted further to the south early on. but i think as we head toward the afternoon things will taper off. still seeing good cells towards san jose and along 85 and 101. watch out for very slick roads. temperatures by the afternoon in the 60s and 70s. dry weather for the weekend. >>> >> ann
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